Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Growing in Unity Day 3 (Giveaways!)


Hi friends! Thanks for joining me in another day of Growing in Unity! Today, we are heading home from our mini getaway and let me tell you, 2 nights is just not enough! :) But I'm lucky that we got to go on this trip at all and it was a VERY nice time!

Ok, don't forget to leave comments on every single day of my Growing in Unity (you can go back and leave comments on previous days.) There will be THREE blog candies that I will announce once my week is over! Every comment will be entered to win in the random drawings! :)

Are you all ready for another installment of one stamp two ways? I have to say, I'm having a BLAST! And now, a little confession. I made the bottom card for a call and it was rejected. I was scrambling to get everything done before I left on my trip and just couldn't do TWO more cards so I only made this top one to go with the bottom one.

I'm not really sure what I call this top card. I feel like it's very cozy and traditionally Christmas-like. I guess I call this a "classic" Christmas card. The set I used is Joy and Wonder. This first card uses Echo Park's Merry Christmas. Everything comes from this line! I just added the sentiment, string and punched the one edge.

Now for my more modern, clean and simple card. I wanted a card with a lot of white space. I used Echo Park's Everybody Loves Christmas for this card. It's a bit more funky because it has some pink. The snowflakes were made with Spellbinders dies and little gems.

Hope you are all having a great week! Come back tomorrow for another day of Unity!


31 comments:

  1. I'm just loving your 1 stamp 2 ways inspiration. Both your card beautiful.

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  2. I love the CAS card! and what a beautiful sentiment...

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  3. Love these. Both are so very, very pretty.

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  4. Your are doing a wonderful job this week! Shame on who ever it was that turned you away, they didn't know what they would be missing ;( Thanks for sharing your talents with us!

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  5. Adorable!!!!!! LOVE that you are doing Christmas in May!!!! hugs, Katrina

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  6. Ahhh, Christmas cards! Good for you, two down....how many to go?! Love the CAS red and white one!

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  7. Gorgeous cards! Glad you were able to get away for at least a couple of days. My hubby and I tried to go on our first "official honeymoon" this past October for our 10th anniversary. Well....we have 4 children and one with diabetes and that little diabetes imp that lingers around waiting for someone to try to do something fun took full advantage of the situation. We only went 1 hour away so we could be close just in case and sure enough. We spent one night and the next day but we had to leave early the next evening to come home and take care of our daughter. Ugh....... It never fails!!!!!!

    Hugs,
    Sara

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  8. i love how bright and cheerful both cards nicely done ashley.

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  9. So love your Christmas in May cards! Fabulous! Great colors.

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  10. Gorgeous cards, love the cas look and Echo Park!

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  11. Wonderful cards Ashley. U use color so well and made me smile big time on this raining day!! TY for sharing.

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  12. These are both really cute!

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  13. These are beautiful! I love CAS and you do it so well! :D

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  14. Very pretty - love the crisp white and red!

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  15. It's so simple, you could make a bunch to send out at Christmas time. I make cards that take too much time, so I start in August. Maybe not this year. I like the simplicity, too!

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  16. LOOOOOOVE these cards! I cannot CANNOT believe that the second one didn't get picked up! Why didn't you enter it into the new call??? I bet it would be picked then!! I LOVE the red and white---FABBBBY! YOu rock:)

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  17. Wow Christmas... Okay you are scaring me but I know the calls are out to make them for the mags!!! Lol. I love the clean and simple one it is so funkey yet elegant! Your first card is great too love the music notes!!!

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  18. Love the 2 ways you used this stamp, NICE!

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  20. love the simplicity of your chrismtas cards, i'm a red/white fan tho so....great job

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  21. I love both of these! Red is my favorite color, so these are right up my alley. Great designs.
    DeniseB

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  22. Fantastic cards! Love this one stamp two ways--will have to challenge myself to do this.

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  23. You've given me some great ideas. Love all your cards

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  24. I love your CAS card. Strangely, I have a hard time making CAS cards. I don't know why.

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  25. Your scalloped border on the music note paper is such a nice little touch. I tend to use my border punches on solid paper, but this is definitely a different look that I'm liking!

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  26. You ROCK CAS Ashley!! I love these and the whole 1 stamp 2 ways is such a great idea!!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

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  27. loving the red snowflakes..never thought of them in red too cute..

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